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Flatbush Reformed Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 3.37.2
Rating: 2 stars
Other name(s): Dutch Reformed Church
Address: 890 Flatbush Avenue
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11226, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.65013, -73.959
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 list the church under Flatbush, which is part of Brooklyn [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1793-1798 [ORG]; parish house 1924 [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A, BL1924B]
Architect: Thomas Fardon [ORG]
Also of interest: Five 1924 mural panels in parish house chapel, designed by Frederick Wilson for Tiffany Studios [BL1924B]

Site Items

3.37.2.1: Lott Memorial Window: St. John (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.2: Hegeman Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.3: Williamson Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.4: Schoonmaker Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.5: Ditmas Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.6: Brown Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.7: Garvin Memorial Window: St. Cecelia (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.8: Prince Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.9: Vanderbilt Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.10: Lefferts Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.11: Martense Memorial Window: Moses Striking the Rock (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.12: Vanderveer Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.13: Cortelyou Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.14: Story Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)
3.37.2.15: Schenck Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.16: Stryker Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.17: Zabriskie Memorial Window: St. Luke (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.18.a: ornamental windows (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.18.b: ornamental windows (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.19: Bergen Memorial Window: cluster of foliage drawn in a wreath-like form and the tone is of soft gold, with ornaments of delicate green (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.20: Suydam Memorial Window: similar to Cortelyou window in color but more geometrical (1890) (Extant)
3.37.2.21: Prince Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1924) (Extant)
3.37.2.22: Young Memorial Window: ornamental (1924) (Extant)
3.37.2.23: Kracke Memorial Window: ornamental (1924) (Extant)
3.37.2.24: Schenk Memorial Window: ornamental (1924) (Extant)

Item 3.37.2.1

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lott Memorial Window
Theme: St. John [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Celtic, interlaced with dark blue and filled in with delicate olive greens, shrimp pinks and other harmonizing opalescent colors, inclosed in a broad band of tan, dated 1652 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. John; Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.2

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hegeman Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
similar in design to Vanderbilt window, its colors are blues, rubies and golden browns [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Adrien Hegeman, first schoolmaster in town [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.3

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Williamson Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
geometric design, the general tone being reddish brown, in the upper part is a descending dove [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Williamson [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.4

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Schoonmaker Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
symbolic, lilies growing among thorns underneath family motto "Gelyck Een Lelie Ouder de Doornen" ("A Lily Among Thorns") [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.5

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ditmas Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
similar in design to Lefferts window but with different colors, dated 1647 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.6

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brown Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jessie Eveleen Brown (6 Sep 1860 - 8 Aug 1881) [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
After design: Painting by Frederic(k) Shields [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this a Memorial Window (without a name) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 3.37.2.7

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Garvin Memorial Window
Theme: St. Cecelia [EAGLE1890]
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, EPOCH1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental; St. Cecilia

Item 3.37.2.8

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Prince Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, EPOCH1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John D. Prince (27 Oct 1814 - 27 Oct 1888) [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 3.37.2.9

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vanderbilt Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
intertwining Celtic characters in golden yellows and salmon pinks, surrounded by a harmonious band of reddish purple and lilac, with the date of their settlement, 1661 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.10

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lefferts Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
combinations of geometric and Celtic figures, overrun with leaves realistically treated, the tones are rich yellow, browns and variegated rubies, bearing date 1661 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.11

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Martense Memorial Window
Theme: Moses Striking the Rock [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: bearing date 1645 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, EPOCH1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Moses

Item 3.37.2.12

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vanderveer Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
graceful arrangement of passion flowers and foliage [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr Adrian Vanderveer (21 Dec 1797 - 5 Jul 1857) [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription: Dr. Adrian Vanderveer, born December 21, 1797, died July 5, 1857 [EAGLE1890]
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.13

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cortelyou Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
delicate design of circles [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Isaac Cortelyou (1797-1845) [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription: Isaac Cortelyou, 1797-1845 [EAGLE1890]
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.14

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Story Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Same as item: Possibly 3.37.2.20 or 3.37.2.21

Item 3.37.2.15

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Schenck Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
geometrical, circle at top incloses three arrows, in center is a facsimile of the autograph of Johannes Schenck, first of the family on Long Island, in a lower circle is a tankard pierced by an arrow, bearing date 1663 [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.16

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stryker Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
two panels of dark blue support upper part of the window and in the upper portion are ruby and gold colors, surrounding the Greek letters I. C. K. C. N. I. R. A. arranged to mean Christ the Conqueror [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Garritt Stryker [EAGLE1890]
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.17

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Zabriskie Memorial Window
Theme: St. Luke [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, EPOCH1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. John Barrea Zabriskie (25 Apr 1805 - 8 Feb 1848) and Abby Lefferts Lott Zabriskie (1811-1884) [EAGLE1890, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Luke
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Zabriski [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 3.37.2.18.a

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
coat of arms of William the Silent Prince of Orange [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: church since its organization [EAGLE1890]
Donor: the congregation [EAGLE1890]
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.18.b

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
seal of the Reformed Church in America [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 23
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 17
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: church since its organization [EAGLE1890]
Donor: the congregation [EAGLE1890]
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.37.2.19

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bergen Memorial Window
Description: cluster of foliage drawn in a wreath-like form and the tone is of soft gold, with ornaments of delicate green [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Same as item: Possibly 3.37.2.14

Item 3.37.2.20

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Suydam Memorial Window
Description: similar to Cortelyou window in color but more geometrical [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Henrick H. Suydam [EAGLE1890]
Donor:
Date: Presented 16 Mar 1890 [EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Same as item: Possibly 3.37.2.14

Item 3.37.2.21

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Prince Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924, BRSU1924]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Martense Prince (22 Apr 1861 - 8 Nov 1917) [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924, BRSU1924, EAGLE1924B, BL1924A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, John D. Prince, Jr. [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924, BRSU1924, EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Date: Dedicated 27 Apr 1924 (with building) [NYS1924, EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924]
Inscription: A MEMORIAL TO / MARY MARTENSE PRINCE [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Location: parish house, Sunday School room [EAGLE1924A, NYS1924, BRSU1924, BL1924A]

Item 3.37.2.22

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Young Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [BL1924B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mrs. Richard Young [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Donor: her husband [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Date: Dedicated 27 Apr 1924 (with building) [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: parish house, chapel [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]

Item 3.37.2.23

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kracke Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [BL1924B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mr. and Mrs. Kracke [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Donor: their son, Frederick J.H. Kracke [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Date: Dedicated 27 Apr 1924 (with building) [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: parish house, chapel [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]

Item 3.37.2.24

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Schenk Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [BL1924B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Schenk ancestors [BL1924B]
Donor: Willard P. Schenck and Charles L. Schenck [BL1924A]
Date: Dedicated 27 Apr 1924 (with building) [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: parish house, chapel [EAGLE1924B, BL1924A]

References

BL1924A: Brooklyn Life (3 May 1924, p. 14)
BL1924B: Brooklyn Life (27 Sep 1924, p. 12)
BRSU1924: Brooklyn Standard Union (1 Jun 1924, p. 3)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1890: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (16 Mar 1890, p. 2)
EAGLE1924A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (24 Apr 1924, p. 7)
EAGLE1924B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (28 Apr 1924, p. 9)
EPOCH1890: The Epoch (28 Feb 1890, p. 60)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
NYS1924: New York Sun (26 Apr 1924, p. 10)
ORG: Organisation
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)

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